Electrical Engineering

The mission of the Electrical Engineering Department is to build and sustain a teaching and research program to provide undergraduate and graduate students with inspiring and quality education in the theory and practice of hardware- and information-processing-oriented electrical engineering; serving industry, science, and government; and bringing faculty and staff a rewarding career in teaching, research, and service. The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical Engineering News

John Felts

John Felts, a second year Ph.D. electrical engineering student, earned top marks for his talk about creating environmentally friendly surfboard foam from shrimp shells.

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This scanning electron microscope image shows the nanomagnet array on a pre-commercial STT-MRAM prototype. (Image courtesy of Holger Schmidt)

Innovations in "spintronics" have led some to predict the eventual emergence of a universal memory technology to replace all others.

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 Holger Schmidt

Holger Schmidt, the Kapany Professor of Optoelectronics at UC Santa Cruz, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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 optofluidic chip

New optofluidic platform features tunable optics and novel "lightvalves": The latest device from Holger Schmidt's lab is based on novel technology that combines high-performance microfluidics for sample processing with dynamic optical tuning and switching, all on a low-cost "chip" made of a flexible silicone material.

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Marco Rolandi, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, and his Baskin School of Engineering team explore bioelectronic and bioprotonic devices -- devices that could have applications in areas such as healthcare and energy conversion.

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Baskin School of Engineering Professor Joel Kubby is using adaptive optics for biological imaging. His research is using the intersections biological research and astronomical research to develop new technologies to enable deeper imaging of issue at a higher resolutions.

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Holger Schmidt Optofluidics video image

Baskin School of Engineering Professor Holger Schmidt gives a tour of his labs and discusses his research in optofluidics.

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hybrid device: microfluidic chip and optical chip

Research by Electrical Engineering faculty Holger Schmidt is featured on NSF's Science360.

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